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Statement from Hal Steinbrenner on behalf of the New York Yankees on passing of Howard 'Hop' Cassady 

September 20, 2019

“Hop was a talented and beloved coach, scout and special instructor in the Yankees organization for many decades. More importantly, he was a treasured friend to­ my father, who entrusted Hop with bringing out the best in our young players, many of whom never even knew that he was a

“Hop was a talented and beloved coach, scout and special instructor in the Yankees organization for many decades. More importantly, he was a treasured friend to­ my father, who entrusted Hop with bringing out the best in our young players, many of whom never even knew that he was a football legend. Always humble and with a kind word, Hop will be missed by my family and the entire Yankees organization. We send our deepest condolences to the Cassady family.”